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  • 15th December 2009

    As an applicant for position of Midshipman with Alfred Holt & Co of Liverpool I was required to attend an Outward Bound Course to ascertain any leadership qualities I may be hiding.

    Eskdale course E115 starting end of August 1961....

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  • 16th December 2009

    My Outward Bound experiences have never left me, even though they were long ago. After a lifetime of differing occurrences in the UK Police Force, I remain firm in the opinion that that single month taught me a life time of skills.

    I went...

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  • Kay Mayne
    16th December 2009

    I attended Outward Bound at Rhowniar in, I think, 1975. I still have my course report but our belongings are in store as my husband and I are overseas so I can’t check on the date.

    I was 17 when I completed the old 28 day classic course at...

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  • 16th December 2009

    I will have a stab at rekindling my memories of jan/feb 1954; it was a long time ago, but certain experiences stay with a person forever.

    I was asked to attend the Outward Bound at Eskdale by my employers in Bristol. I had no inkling as...

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  • 17th December 2009

    Favorite Time All the time
    Challenge to obtain the top award
    Memory of the boys in our group brilliant now 70 yoa still learning on a boat in cardiff bay yc
    after 30yrs...

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  • Simon Waite
    18th December 2009

    I was sent to Aberdovey after pre-sea training and before joining my first ship. I did not want to go, but once there I loved it. I particularly liked the boat work, and the few days aboard "Golden Valley" were terrific.
    It was a great...

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  • 18th December 2009

    So here we are sometime in the late 70's, three of us high on Creag Meagaidh on a relatively easy Grade 2 route called Zig Zag. Bob and Keith, my partners for the day, were not ice climbers but very good all round mountaineers. My usual partner...

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  • Jim Cassidy
    19th December 2009

    As a young Police Cadet in Northampton I was sent on course E206 at Outward Bound Mountain School Eskdale from 12 October 1970 to 6 November 1970. I know this because, apart from the memories, I still have my original journal that we were...

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  • STUART JUBB
    21st December 2009

    I was 18 and the Outward Bound Course filled me with trepidation. I was entering the unknown, and it was to be my first time away from home for as long as 4 weeks. My lasting memories of Eskdale are all good but there was pain in achieving the...

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  • Peter Grant
    21st December 2009

    To be accepted as a Midshipman with Alfred Holt & Co
    of Liverpool I had to successfully complete an Outward Bound Course.

    I was awarded an 'Honours' Badge with a Red rim.

    This award stood me in good stead for a Seafaring...

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